Fresh air and classic movies: a winning combination coming to a bit of grass near you
Pop-Up Screens aim to bring brilliant films to cool locations. For this one, head to the Guildhall for a lot of lovely food, amazing popcorn and a fully stocked bar. If you’d prefer to bring your own picnic that’s ok, but it must be noted you will be missing out on burgers from the guy that supplies Harrods. This time around it’s Stand By Me. No film more wonderfully captures the fleeting brilliance of youth than Rob Reiner’s coming-of-age classic Stand By Me. This film follows four teens on the brink of manhood on their rite-of-passage adventure, as they embark on a search for the body of a missing boy. Narrated by Richard Dreyfuss and starring teen-heart-throb – and gone-too-soon brother of Joaquin – River Phoenix, along with Corey Feldman and Kiefer Sutherland, this is a film that should be on everyone's must-see list. “I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?” Amen to that. "A compassionate, perfectly performed look at the real heart of youth." – LA Times "Stand By Me has stood the test of time, and remains one of those rare '80s films that shows no rust from age." – ReelViews Certificate: 15. Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes. Bring stuff to keep you warm/dry in the British weather and something to sit on. Please do not bring a tent. Doors open 1 hour 30 minutes before the start time. The film starts when it gets dark.
"A well-crafted coming-of-age tale."